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Grapin, Sally L.; Waldron, Nancy; Joyce-Beaulieu, Diana – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Because several studies have investigated student outcomes in schools implementing Response to Intervention (RtI), relatively little research has investigated the impact of implementation on students' long-term achievement outcomes (i.e., several years after exposure). The purpose of this study was to describe one elementary school's RtI…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Response to Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Elementary School Students
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Brock, Laura L.; Kim, Helyn; Kelly, Cara L.; Mashburn, Andrew J.; Grissmer, David W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Theory of mind describes the ability to engage in perspective-taking, understand intentions, and predict actions and emotions. Theory of mind typically achieves major developmental milestones around age of 5, coinciding with the transition to kindergarten, and is associated with a verbal ability (receptive and expressive vocabulary), executive…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Verbal Ability, Perspective Taking, Intention
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Leung, Cynthia; Leung, Janet; Leung, Shirley; Karnilowicz, Wally – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This pilot study used a quasiexperimental design to evaluate the Whole Inclusive School Empowerment (WISE) project providing educational psychology services to kindergartens to support students with diverse learning needs. There were eight intervention kindergartens that received WISE educational psychology services and eight control kindergartens…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Pilot Projects, Inclusion, Kindergarten
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Kulkarni, Tara; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Recent studies report the cumulative prevalence of behavioral disorders among school-age children to be second only to anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, by the time behavior has been identified as needing special education services, patterns of disruptive and externalizing behavior have often become unremitting. If at-risk behavior can be reliably…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Kindergarten
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Poch, Apryl L.; Allen, Abigail A.; Lembke, Erica S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Spelling has been identified as a key transcription skill that emerges during the elementary years as students learn how to write and subsequently develop fluency with writing, making the assessment of spelling a critical component of evaluation systems within schools. This includes the use of curriculum-based measures of writing (CBM-W). This…
Descriptors: Spelling, Achievement Tests, Curriculum Based Assessment, Scoring
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Hammerschmidt-Snidarich, Stephanie M.; Maki, Kathrin E.; Adams, Sarah R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Repeated reading (RR) is a common fluency intervention, but recent studies comparing RR to continuous reading (CR; i.e., wide reading) found no significant differences in effects. This prompts the question of whether the mechanism that improves skills is repeatedly reading portions of connected text, or simply reading connected text. The current…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Repetition, Reading Fluency, Intervention
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Buek, Katharine W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Children's approaches to learning (AtL) has been identified in research and policy as a key domain of children's school readiness. However, relatively little is known about the child and family factors that shape early AtL, how it varies in the general population, or how it develops and changes through the early years of schooling. This…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learning Processes, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Petersen-Brown, Shawna; Lundberg, Ashlee R.; Ray, Jannine E.; Dela Paz, Iwalani N.; Riss, Carrington L.; Panahon, Carlos J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Spaced practice, or the distribution of practice opportunities across time, is a well-known and effective practice for improving retention. However, spaced practice is not effectively implemented in schools, perhaps as a result of a lack of educationally relevant research in the area. We conducted an educationally relevant investigation of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Retention (Psychology)
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McKevett, Nicole M.; Kiss, Allyson J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Teachers' judgments of student achievement are a crucial aspect of instruction and intervention. Previous research examining teachers' judgments has primarily focused on oral reading fluency and results are mixed with respect to how accurate teachers are. The purpose of the current study was to examine the accuracy of kindergarten and first-grade…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Accuracy, Data Use, Reading Achievement
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Fastame, Maria Chiara; Pilia, Annalisa – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study was intended to assess the effect of a psychoeducational computer-assisted and paper-and-pencil training designed to empower visuospatial skills in students attending the second grade of the primary school. At pretest, posttest and at the subsequent 3-months follow-up, 44 Italian second graders were presented with a battery of tests…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Followup Studies
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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; Isen, Debbie; Poquiz, Jonathan – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to examine whether physical and relational victimization negatively impacts indicators of school climate--students' perceptions of school safety, their attachment to school, and their help-seeking behavior--and whether gender moderates these associations. Using a sample of 361 third through fifth-grade students…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Aggression, Educational Environment
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Houri, Alaa K.; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Nearly one in four students residing in the United States is from an immigrant family and these children's school readiness is related to their parent's nativity and other sociodemographic characteristics. Social-emotional skills are an important conduit for academic development, yet these relations have not been explored for children from…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Development, Emotional Development, Kindergarten
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Woods-Groves, Suzanne; Choi, Taehoon; Bruhn, Allison Leigh; Fernando, Josephine – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study examined the relationship of teachers' ratings of students' 21st century skills (i.e., persistence, curiosity, externalizing and internalizing affect, and cognition) via the Human Behavior Rating Scale: Brief (HBRS: Brief; Eaves & Woods-Groves, 2011) with student performance. Midwestern K-11 teachers (n = 96) rated students (n =…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Attitudes, 21st Century Skills, Academic Achievement
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McDermott, Paul A.; Rovine, Michael J.; Buek, Katharine W.; Reyes, Roland S.; Chao, Jessica L.; Watkins, Marley W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Leading research argues the distinct importance of earliest detection of childhood behavior problems and the value of discovering subsequent change patterns as children transition through the early education years. This study examined the relative contributions of earliest assessments of children's problem behaviors as compared to the changes in…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Predictor Variables, Children
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Altun, Dilek; Tantekin Erden, Feyza; Snow, Catherine E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of preschoolers' home and classroom literacy environments and the relationships between receptive and expressive vocabulary, phonological awareness, and concepts about print (CAP) development. The participants were 168 parents and their children from five private preschools in a large suburban…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Family Environment, Classroom Environment
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